Why Give

stmonica-059St. Monica Catholic School has educated children in the light of Christ for more than 55 years. Our world has changed since the 1960’s; yet, our commitment to offering a rigorous, faith-centered education to all families has not. Our mission continues to be one of opening the doors of Catholic education to all children, regardless of the financial circumstances of the families.
St. Monica nurtures, affirms, and challenges our students in their pursuit of learning and in the responsibilities of faith and citizenship. It is a mission that the staff at St. Monica pursues with fervor and zeal, yet a mission we cannot do without your generous support.  As a benefactor you continue to be a blessing to St. Monica Catholic School and your gift makes it possible for us to meet the needs of our diverse socio-economic community.

The Catholic community here [in the United States] has in fact made education one of its highest priorities.This undertaking has not come without great sacrifice. Towering figures, like St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and other founders and foundresses, with great tenacity and foresight, laid the foundations of what is today a remarkable network of parochial schools contributing to the spiritual well-being of the Church and the nation. Some, like St.Katharine Drexel, devoted their lives to educating those whom others had neglected—in her case, African Americans and Native Americans. Countless dedicated religious sisters, brothers, and priests, together with selfless parents have, through Catholic schools, helped generations of immigrants to rise from poverty and take their place in mainstream society. This sacrifice continues today. It is an outstanding apostolate of hope, seeking to address the material, intellectual, and spiritual needs of over three million children and students. It also provides a highly commendable opportunity for the entire Catholic community to contribute generously to the financial needs of our institutions. Their long-term sustainability must be assured. Indeed, everything possible must be done, in cooperation with the wider community, to ensure that they are accessible to people of all social and economic strata.
-Pope Benedict XVI,Address at the Catholic University of America, 2008.